Did OneNote cause this? (Haiku included)


This is not so much about testing as life at Microsoft. Near our coffee machines is a little bench where you can sit and talk. And at the end of the bench cushions is a little area that serves as a coffee table. And about three months ago, this appeared on the coffee table part of the bench:

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A little abandoned notebook. I figured when I first saw it that someone had simply left it there and would return to pick it up, but no one did. I opened it to see if there was a name, but there wasn’t. Only a few doodles and notes. As the days turned into weeks, then months, it has remained there, unclaimed.

I pointed it out to one of my fellow OneNote testers last week and he wondered if the person had dropped it there specifically because of a switch to OneNote. Maybe this person had made the transition away from paper and will never need this notebook again. I wonder.

A haiku to the notebook:

Abandoned notebook,
Are you to be remembered?
Did OneNote oust you?

 

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,

John


Comments (2)

  1. Gustad says:

    Interesting that something like that remained after months. You’d think the cleanup crew would have recognized it stagnating on the bench after that long.

    Are all your OneNote testers proficient with coding as well? Or are they just functional testers? I am in the QA world and would love to test MS products.

  2. JohnGuin says:

    All are proficient with coding.  Automation scripts are required for all testers.  And we write some nice powertoys too (from time to time).